Grabbing value with multiple text boxes and multiple forms.

Hello, I am having trouble with a problem. I started learning PHP yesterday, so please bear with me. =D

I have a database, and I have a webpage that populates an HTML table showing all the rows in a particular table. I am able to populate the table, but I also want the user to be able to delete the entries.

My idea was to store a “hidden” input type in each row of the table, and post the value of the hidden input type to the next screen. Each row has its own delete button. The code looks like this:

                    $result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM item");
                    ?>Item List:<br><table border="1"><th>Item</th><th></th><?php
                    while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
                        echo $row['item'];
                        ?></td><td><form action="delete_item.php" method="post"><input type="hidden" id="delete_item" value="<?php echo $row['id']?>"><input type="Submit" value="Delete"></form></td></tr><?php
                    ?><tr><td colspan="3"><form action="create_new_item.php"><input type="Submit" value="Add New"></form></td></tr></table><?php

The problem is, when I go to grab the value on the next screen:

$item_id= $_POST['delete_item'];

it doesn’t grab it. My assumption is because there are multiple inputs with the same id? I’m not sure.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Hi there,

Try setting the name attribute of the input to ‘delete_item’ instead of id.


That worked, thank you very much.

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